Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

DISSONA Debut Johnny Cash Cover on Metal Insider

Chicago’s progressive metal masterminds DISSONA meld a dynamic range of musical styles, developing an incredibly moving, diverse sound.  Their new album Paleopneumatic is out now. If you have yet to grab a copy you can do so HERE.
During the recording press the band set up a Pledge Music Campaign, where the highest backers could request a cover song recorded by DISSONA.  For the first cover song, the band was requested to do cover Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire”.  The exclusive cover can be heard over at Metal Insider.  Check it out HERE.
Vocalist Matt Motto explained the process to the Metal Insider:
“As part of the highest tier rewards, the backer was allowed to request any song for us to cover and we would arrange and record the track as our own interpretation. We thought it would be interesting to create a version of “Ring of Fire” that is as contrasting from the original as could be while still maintaining the iconic melodies that everyone has come to know.”
Paleopneumatic is the band’s most ambitious release to date, it epitomizes DISSONA‘s endeavors to date and brings the listener on an existential, cohesive journey with gripping melodies, expertly-crafted arrangements, and impassioned vocals.
DISSONA formed from the ashes of a previous band involving Matt Motto, David Dubenic, and Craig Hamburger.  David and Craig come from a mostly classical and extreme metal background while Drew and Matt bring in additional elements of jazz experience and other more eclectic music.  Since
DISSONA‘s inception, they have approached writing music to always be experienced as an album, a package of disparate influences and moods meant to achieve a unified whole.  This melting pot of influences has gradually coalesced since the writing of their earliest material, through the defining Dissona album, and now into its most complete form with Paleopneumatic.  Seven years in and a multitude of mostly memorable gigs later DISSONA have found what they initially set out to achieve.
DISSONA consistently captivates their fans with their mesmerizing songs, powerful live performances and poignant lyrical themes, including sentience, emotion, sexuality, and much more.

Justen Bieber